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present1 US English

(Of a person) in a particular place

present2 US English

Give something to (someone) formally or ceremonially

present3 US English

A thing given to someone as a gift

present1 US Thesaurus

a doctor must be present at the ringside

present2 US Thesaurus

the president presented a check to the winner

present3 US Thesaurus

a birthday present

present something to in present2 US English

Give something to (someone) formally or ceremonially

all-present US English

Existing or occurring everywhere

present-day US English

Of or relating to the current period of time

re-present US English

Present (something) again, especially for further consideration or in an altered form

present-day US Thesaurus

present-day methods are more effective as well as time-saving

ever-present US English

Existing or occurring at all times; always there

present arms US English

(Usually as a command) hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute

present tense US English

A tense expressing an action that is currently going on or habitually performed, or a state that currently or generally exists

present-time US English

Relating to the current period of time

present value US English

The value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest

historic present US English

The present tense used instead of the past in vivid narrative, especially in titles, such as The Empire Strikes Back, and informally in speech, e.g., “so I say to him.”

present participle US English

The form of a verb, ending in -ing in English, which is used in forming continuous tenses, e.g., in I’m thinking, alone in nonfinite clauses, e.g., in sitting here, I haven’t a care in the world, as a noun, e.g., in good thinking, and as an adjective, e.g., in running water

for the present US English

For now; temporarily

make a present of US English

Give as a gift

present company excepted US English

Excluding those who are here now

no time like the present US English

Used to suggest that something should be done now rather than later

for the present in present1 US English

For now; temporarily

at present in present1 US Thesaurus

at present, we are offering free installation

present arms in present2 US English

(Usually as a command) hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute

present company excepted in present1 US English

Excluding those who are here now

net present value in present value US English

The value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest

present perfect in perfect US English

(Of a tense) denoting a completed action or a state or habitual action that began in the past. The perfect tense is formed in English with have or has and the past participle, as in they have eaten and they have been eating (since dawn) (present perfect), they had eaten (past perfect), and they will have eaten (future perfect)

no time like the present in present1 US English

Used to suggest that something should be done now rather than later

for the present in present1 US Thesaurus

he can stay in the guest room, but only for the present

present oneself/itself in present2 US Thesaurus

he presented himself at ten

there is no time like the present in present1 US English

Used to suggest that something should be done now rather than later